Summer has fewer puzzle pieces, a simplified image from everyday life, and large pieces which are easy to handle. Each piece measures 2" x 2", and the completed 24 piece puzzle measures 8.25" x 11".

For dementia patients, jigsaw puzzles with many pieces and detailed images are too difficult. MindStart puzzles, designed by an occupational therapist, are unique because the images have only a few, simple objects in each image, making it easier for the user to find pieces that go together. This design feature, along with having fewer puzzle pieces and images from adult life, allows the person with dementia to have the right level of mental stimulation and dignified success. Also, the large size of the puzzle pieces helps seniors with vision loss to easily see and handle the pieces. A research study showed that patients with dementia were able to set the MindStart puzzles more independently, with less cues needed, when compared to a child’s puzzle of the same size. This gives the person a sense of accomplishment and gives caregivers respite time.

Summer (24pc)

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Pieces 24
Age Seniors
Manufacturer Mind Start
Theme Dementia / Alzheimer's, Food and Drink, Picnic, Summer
Product Type Jigsaw Puzzle, Large Piece
Mfg. Part Number MS-SUMM
Release Year 2014
Item Number 89624

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5 Stars June - Stevens Point, Wi 54481
Quality: Excellent (100%)
Value: Excellent (100%)
Difficulty: Easy
Would Recommend: Yes
Another good one for my husband in the nursing home.
5 Stars Sarah - Buffalo, NY
Quality: Excellent (100%)
Value: Excellent (100%)
Difficulty: Medium
Would Recommend: Yes
My mother is 93 and has recently had a retinal hemorrhage in her right eye, which is her "good" eye...it has reduced her vision considerably. She is no longer able to read or work on the 100 piece large format puzzles that she dearly loved. I purchased two of the 24 piece Mind Start puzzles hoping that she would be able to see them well enough to put pieces together. She completed this one with some help and did find it challenging, but not so much that she gave up. I will keep purchasing them as long as mom is interested and willing to work on them. I hope Mind Start continues to make the 24 piece puzzles for people with low vision and mild dementia like mom!

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